Becoming a Member of Chapelwood.s Community of Grace
The only requirement for membership at Chapelwood is a Christian Baptism and Profession of Faith in Christ. Chapelwood recognizes the validity of your previous Christian Baptism. If you have not received Christian Baptism, please contact Scott Endress. You may join Chapelwood at the time of your baptism if you are a youth or an adult.
Membership at Chapelwood is a significant commitment to grow as an adult Christian disciple in your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. All members make the same vow but we all fulfill them differently. Throughout the year, each member is asked to reflect on where God is leading them and how to better experience grace in worship, grow in grace in groups, and share grace in ministry.
Prospective new members can schedule a personal meeting with Fred and Donna Lowe before or after any Sunday worship service to answer questions you may have about Chapelwood specifically or Methodism in general. In addition to answering your questions, we will help you determine the best ways for you to connect to our community based on your talents and interests. To schedule a meeting, click here. Additionally, prospective members are invited to attend a luncheon held several times a year to meet with Jim Jackson and other pastors to explore what it means to be a Christian, and to answer your questions. Watch the web site and the church bulletin for dates of upcoming luncheons.
You may become a member during any Sunday morning Sanctuary Worship Service. An invitation will be offered to make Chapelwood your spiritual home. Simply come down the aisle to the front of the church during the last hymn or song. You will be met by one of the worship leaders who will lead you in your membership vows. Please wear a nametag so that others may welcome you after the service. Allow 20 minutes after the service to be welcomed and to be photographed.
While it is affirming to both you and the congregation when you join by coming forward at the end of a worship service, you may also join during one of the prospective member sessions in the Library or at lunch.